501, 2021

Studies You Should Know: Understanding Personality

January 5th, 2021|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: |

Quirin, M., Robinson, M. D., Rauthmann, J. F., Kuhl, J., Read, S. J., Tops, M., & DeYoung, C. G. (2020). The dynamics of personality approach (DPA): 20 tenets for uncovering the causal mechanisms of personality. European Journal of Personality, 34(6), 947-968. Abstract Over the last few decades, most personality

3112, 2020

Lessons from Bulgaria

December 31st, 2020|Categories: Performance, Personal Reflections, Sports|Tags: |

Насила хубост не става. Translation: You can’t make something beautiful with force. 2020 was the year that we all learned about COVID-19. I must admit to being somewhat unscathed from a health perspective, but COVID’s disruption impacted my life like everyone on the planet. The most significant impact was my

2607, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Growth Mindset

July 26th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

In the discipline of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, there is a revolution going on. Critiques of old studies are as part of the replication crisis are becoming common. There are the callouts of pop-psychology often deliberately oversimplifying studies to make sensationalist headlines. New studies are being produced that address the

2002, 2020

Studies You Should Know: Publish Less and Read More

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Phaf, R. H. (2020). Publish less, read more. Theory & Psychology, 30(2), 263-285. Abstract A publication deluge has impeded rather than advanced theory in experimental psychology. Many researchers rely more on null-hypothesis significance testing than literature studies to determine whether results are worthwhile. Four problematic publication practices are symptomatic

2012, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Social Priming

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , |

Chivers, T. (2019). What's next for psychology's embattled field of social priming. Nature, 576(7786), 200-202. "Three years ago, a team of psychologists challenged 180 students with a spatial puzzle. The students could ask for a hint if they got stuck. But before the test, the researchers introduced some subtle interventions

1210, 2019

Studies You Should Know: Career Success and Luck

October 12th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Janosov, M., Battiston, F., & Sinatra, R. (2019). Success and luck in creative careers. Physics and Society. arXiv:1909.07956 Lu, D. (2019, September 26). Around half of your chances of career success comes down to sheer luck. New Scientist. "How much of a person’s career success is the result of

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